Is this popular Republican governor entering the 2024 Republican presidential primary?
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal’s Gerard Baker at the Milken Institute in Los Angeles, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) offered a simple “no” when asked about running for president.
“I’m going to be working in Virginia this year,” Youngkin added.
Is the governor leaving open the possibility of launching a bid in 2024? Only time will tell.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin indicates he will not be launching a presidential campaign this year, but also does not shut the door on a 2024 White House bid. https://t.co/ubN6dwWzVz— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 2, 2023
Instead, Youngkin said he was concentrating on the legislative elections in Virginia.
“I want to hold our House, and I’d like to flip our Senate. And I think we’re doing a really good job in Virginia, and I think this is a chance to bring that to voters,” he told Baker, adding that he looked forward to helping those legislators in bringing “common-sense solutions to bear” on difficult problems.
The Old Dominion governor has been floated as a potential White House contender by numerous pundits and hypothetical polls.
Donald Trump was the first Republican to throw his hat into the ring. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley each jumped into the race in February. Most recently, conservative talk show host Larry Elder joined the contest. Former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson announced his candidacy for the 2024 nomination earlier this month.
This is a developing news story. This story originally appeared in American Liberty News. Republished with permission.